ERIC Number: ED412652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
A Quality Circle Approach to Reducing Suspension of Students in the Tenth Grade.
Fleming, Eric T.
This practicum report describes outcomes of a 12-week program to reduce suspensions at an eastern central Florida high school. The program was implemented to reduce the number of suspensions among a target group of 12 10th-grade students. Specifically, the intervention sought to reduce both the misbehavior infractions and school suspensions by two or less, as measured by school discipline records, of 75 percent of the targeted students. The students were required to meet at least 1 hour a week with faculty members who were assigned to two students each. Additionally, the faculty members and student-peer mediators met once a week in a quality-circle format to discuss implementation strategies. Suspensions and misbehavior infractions were reduced by the desired number. Faculty mentors completed a postassessment of the leadership skills of the program's developer, the vice principal, and assigned him a four out of four Likert-type responses. Contains 35 references and numerous appendices. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Practicum Proposal, Nova Southeastern University.